ICT to elect new President

Hong Kong
Published:  29 March, 2014

The International Council of Tanners (ICT) will formally elect a new President and Vice President at its Council meetng in Hong Kong on March 30.

The ICT is expected to elect Rino Mastrotto, the current President of COTANCE and UNIC, as its new President for a two-year term. Mastrotto is also Owner and President of large Italian tanning company, Gruppo Rino Mastrotto based in Arzignano. The ICT have proposed that Richard Pai, Chairman of the Taiwanese tanning group, TehChang be elected as Vice-President for the same two-year term.

During the ICT Council Meeting each country present will provide a report for 2013 and there will be a number of presentations including Gustavo Gonzalez Quijano, General Secretary, COTANCE with an Update on the EU Pilot Study on Product Environmental Footprint for Leather, Peter Mangione, Global Footwear Partnerships,  Update on the Global Footwear Market and Dr Gerhard Wolf, BASF on Sustainability in the Leather Industry.

The Council meeting will conclude with the thoughts on the current global situation in the tanning industry from the outgoing President, Wolfgang Goerlich, the former President of the Brazilian Centre for the Tanning Industry, CICB. Goerlich has served two terms as ICT President.   

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